Lec 22_Mar19 City Growth in Absolutist States

Lec 22_Mar19 City Growth in Absolutist States - 5/10/10...

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5/10/10 European Economic History City Growth and Political March 19, 2010 C. Shiue
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5/10/10 Adam Smith,1776, Wealth of “in all countries where there is tolerable security [of property], every man of common understanding will endeavor to employ whatever [capital] stock he can command…in those unfortunate countries…where men are continually afraid of the violence of their superiors, they frequently bury
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5/10/10 Classification of regimes: Between 1050 and 1800 Some areas were governed by strong princely rulers, “absolutist regimes” Defined states where the legal order was an instrument of control rather than as a constraint on the actions of the monarch. Policies aimed at ensuring monarch’s policies were obeyed and rival powers
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Unformatted text preview: 5/10/10 Non-Absolutist Constitutional monarchies Example, Britain after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 Merchant and Burgher-ruled city states or republics Northern Italian city-states, late middle ages 5/10/10 The two largest cities, by 1050 1200 1330 1500 1650 1800 Cordov a 450 Palerm o 150 Granad a 150 Paris 225 Paris 400 London 948 Palerm o 350 Paris 110 Paris 150 Naples 125 London 350 Paris 550 5/10/10 De Long and Schleifer, Northern Italy, Southern Italy, Germany, France, England, Spain, Austria-Bohemia, Netherlands, Belgium Main Result: for each century that a region is free of government by an absolute prince, its total population living in cities of 30,000 or more...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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